15 Steps To Successful Press Release Writing

By David Landis and Andie Davis, LCI Ah, yes, the press release. A public relations professional’s bread and butter. Every public relations practitioner has experience writing press releases, but how many fall into the trap of being a bit too formulaic? Probably more than we would like to admit. In public relations, our number one goal is to earn coverage…
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LCI Goes Virtual

By David Landis, LCI President It’s all the rage these days. Pandemic or not, businesses are looking at how they operate: should they continue to have an office, should they have a hybrid operation – or should they go entirely virtual? Being on the cutting edge, “going virtual” has always been a part of the landscape here in the San…
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Why Current ESG Reporting Is Dangerous For Everyone

By Ariane Hofstetter, CEO of KOHORTEN and Michael Diegelmann, Founder and General Manager of cometis While the importance of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) issues, sustainable investments and transparent ESG reporting continues to grow, the Global ESG Monitor (GEM) shows that companies from DAX, EUROSTOXX, ASX 50 and Dow Jones still place too little emphasis on sustainability. In an international collaboration,…
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Meet the Media – Dan Rosenheim

By David Landis, LCI Dan Rosenheim is the Director of Business Development at Bay City News. His impressive resume includes working for the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, SF Chronicle, KRON and KPIX (CBS). 1. How is reporting different at newspapers, TV and wire services? The differences are less significant than what, at least in a good newsroom, they all share:…
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News Literacy – Sticking To The Facts

By LCI’s Andie Davis This week, Andie dives into news literacy and shares best practices to make sure you are sticking to the facts.   Watch our video:   Got a comment? Share your thoughts below or with Andie at [email protected]   Related Articles: Americans and the News Media: What they do — and don’t — understand about each other…
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Meet the Media – Ema Sasic

By Robin Carr, LCI Ema Sasic is the editor of Bakersfield Life Magazine and reporter at The Bakersfield Californian. Landis Communications Inc.’s work with Centre for Neuroskills connected us to Ema and her publication. What types of stories, trends or issues are on your radar now? I always enjoy writing about up-and-coming people who are doing great things in Bakersfield….
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SPAC Attack: What They Are, Why You Should Care And How Communications Plays A Role

By Brianne Miller, LCI You can’t swing a unicorn these days without bumping into a SPAC conversation (sorry, bad Silicon Valley joke). In days of yore (pre-COVID), the technology PR world would hum with conversations about IPOs, vesting schedules and year-long plans for going public. Like everything else, things are different today. Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop…
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What Not To Email

By Sean Dowdall, LCI Zoom has become a household word during the pandemic.  It went from one of the many web video meeting platforms available to a mainstay of many of our remote work lives and even personal lives.  For the most part, Zoom has performed well for me – once I learned the quirks of scheduling a meeting and…
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Creating Credible Relationships With Journalists

By Robin Carr, LCI Several years ago, I attended a conference that was geared to both reporters and public relations professionals. During a session featuring a panel of newspaper editors, one award-winning editor matter-of-factly stated, “PR people and reporters should have an adversarial relationship.” I was stunned. This was not what I was taught as a PR major at San…
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5 Communications Things To Do Immediately When A Crisis Occurs

By Brianne Miller, LCI Everyone’s heart skips a beat when faced with a communications crisis. Whether it’s an employee issue, product recall or natural disaster that affects your business, here are 5 tips for weathering the storm during a crisis: Assemble your team. Crisis means “all hands on deck.” It’s imperative to get everyone together quickly to figure out who…
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